Mulondo (Mukombero) Roots | White Ginger
Mulondo (mukombero) roots also known as Mondia whitei or “white ginger” is a robust forest climber, which has been used in African traditional medicine for centuries. Mainly the roots are used in medical treatment, but the leaves and the entire plant has been utilized as well. Mukombero (White Ginger) have a pleasant aromatic character and taste, not unlike cinnamon and vanilla. Throughout Africa, the dried roots are chewed, and the sap swallowed as an aphrodisiac (Neuwinger, 2000). Mukombero (White Ginger) roots are used in Zimbabwe in a preparation known as vuka-vuka (Shona, which translates as wake-up, wake-up), which is reported to be a ‘natural Viagra’ as well as penis enlargement and is used as a male sexual stimulant (Hostettmann et al., 2000). In South Africa, the Zulu call it uMondi from which the genus gets its name. The roots are used in tonics, as an appetite stimulant, against abdominal pains, constipation and in the treatment of heartburn (Watt and Breyer-Brandwijk, 1962; Hutchings et al., 1996). Root extracts have shown an androgenic effect in male rats (Watcho et al., 2004).
Mukombero (White Ginger) roots are from the Periplocaceae family has been used by many traditional medicine practitioners for the management of Erectile dysfunction (ED). It is used to increase libido and also for the control of low sperm count. Lampiao et al. investigated motility parameters on the aqueous administration to human spermatozoa in vitro. Results showed significantly enhanced total motility as well as progressive motility in a time-dependent manner. These support the use of M. whitei especially in men affected with asthenozoospermia. According to Suresh-Kumar et al. the aqueous and hexane extract of M. whitei showed sexual enhancement in sexually inexperienced male rats. This is due to the reduction of the hesitation time of the sexually inexperienced males towards receptive females as indicated by the significant decrease in the ML. This suggests that the aqueous and hexane extract of M. whitei may act by inducing changes in levels of neurotransmitters, modulating the action of these neurotransmitters on their target cells or by increasing androgen levels. It confirms the demonstration of the adrenergic effect of aqueous and hexane extracts of M. whitei on chronic administration in vivo in rats.
Abundance of minerals
Good source of protein
Increase testosterone levels
Origin: South Africa
Ingredients: Wild harvested Mulondo (mukombero)
Parts Used: Whole root and bark
Directions for use:
Peel the bark from around the inside of bark and chew the root. Swallow the created juices, and you can either spit out the large chunks or swallow the chunks.
- Add the root and bark (you do not have to peel it first if you do not want to) to boiling water and let it boil for five minutes.
- Allow the water to cool.
- Consume twice a day.
1 ounces of roots and bark.
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